4 paper play projects for children
Paper can be a snowflake, a paper chain, a fortune teller, a windmill, a piece of modern art, a magic trick, a sculpture, a hat or any one of a hundred other things. Find out just how much fun a humble sheet of paper can be with this extract from Paper Play: Roll it. Rip it. Fold it. Snip it! by Lydia Crook. All you need is scissors and glue – and paper, of course!
From the traditional (fold a paper aeroplane!) to the ambitious (design a new constellation!), there are endless possibilities contained within every page of plain paper. Our extract from Paper Play: Roll it. Rip it. Fold it. Snip it! by Lydia Crook acts as an introduction to an infinitely adaptable material, with the potential to offer hours of creative fun and wonderment whenever and wherever you are.
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Make an origami fortune teller
Make a paper rose
Make a magic one-sided shape
Make your own paper town
More paper play fun for children
If you've enjoyed this extract from Paper Play: Roll it. Rip it. Fold it. Snip it! by Lydia Crook (£9.99, Ivy Press), invest in the book for loads more paper play ideas, from making a whirlyjig to finger puppets, a paper lantern and some spectacular spinners!